English Class


Tsukuba Blind School

Partner: Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba

  


In this program, you will hold conversations in English with high school students with visual impairment. The students are part of the “International Exchange Club.” They develop their own English Conversation Program -- materials, game ideas, conversation topics, etc. You will follow their lead and socialize with these students in English.

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually Saturdays)
Location: School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba
                  3-27-6 Mejirodai, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 
                 *5-minute walk from Gokokuji Station (Yurakucho Line)
Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to speak English fluently.

Volunteer Voice: I signed up to this project determined to encourage the visually impaired students. However, all the students were dressed fashionably, eager to learn English, and so enthusiastic about this program. Many of them are active in sports, too! I learned so much from them today.

English Conversation For The Blind

Partner: Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Association of the Blind

 

This is an English conversation class for about 10 adult students who are either blind or visually impaired. The lead teacher has developed a program fit for the blind. You will have the opportunity to chat with the students and share your experiences with them.

Time: 9:40 AM to 12:00 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually 1st Saturdays)
Location:Tokyo Metropolitan Welfare Association of the Blind
     1-9-23 Takadanobaba, Sinjyuku-ku, Tokyo
     *10-minute walk from Takadanobaba Station (Yamanote & Tozai Line)
Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 10 years old and be able to speak English fluently. 

Volunteer Voice: During free conversation, I shared a little bit about my visit to South Africa and how there were deserts on both sides of the highway.  When I asked them what kind of animals they thought ran around on these deserts, their face lit up with joy and I felt like I had made an impact. I had so much fun.

KoKo Club

Partner: Tokyo Miracle Stars
 

In this project, you will hold conversations in English with people with visual impairment. In order to enhance their English conversational skills and knowledge of other countries, we will discuss on a variety of fun topics. (Students from the Blind Tennis Project are participating!)

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually Saturdays)
Location: Academy Bunkyou  etc
                 1-16-21 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku
                 *About a 1-minute walk from Korakuen Station
                 *About a 1-minute walk from Kasuga Station
Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to speak conversational Japanese. (JLPT 4 or above)

 

English Conversation Program

         at Kibo-no-ie

Partner: Kibonoie Children’s Home, Kyoseikai SWC

Have fun with children in English at children's home.
Through English-speaking volunteers, they learn English conversations at the intermediate level will be held from the beginning.

Time: 1:45 PM to 4:30 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually Saturdays)
Location: Kibonoie Children’s Home
                 4-14-15 Aoto, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
                 Meeting at JR Kameari Station, take a bus, and get off at “Kameari Shindo Entrance ''  
                 and 5-minute by walk

Event Guidelines: Volunteers must be at least 15 years old and be able to speak English fluently.

 

“Fun with English” (NPO Aozora)

Partner: Aozora, NPO

 

In this project, we will have fun activities (in English) with children who have various disabilities, including autism.

Time: 3:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Frequency: Once a month (usually 3rd Wednesdays or 4th Fridays)
Location: Aozora, NPO
                 1-4-17 Mutsuki, Adachi-ku, Tokyo
        Meeting at Ayase Station West Exit (Chiyoda Line), take a bus, and get off at “Mutsuki Danchi ''
        and 3 minutes by walk
Event Guidelines:
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Basic conversational Japanese skills desirable.

 

“Fun with English”

 (Special Needs School Aiiku Gakuen)

Partner: Aiiku Gakuen(Special Needs School)

 

In this project, we will have fun activities (in English) with children who have various disabilities, including autism. 

Time: 10:30 AM to 11:45 AM
Frequency: Twice a month (usually 1st and 2nd Wednesdays)
Location: Aiiku Gakuen(Special Needs School)
                 5-6-8 Minami-azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo
                 *5-minute walk from Hiroo(Hibiya Line)
Event Guidelines:
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Basic conversational Japanese skills desirable.